What is Cumin? Cumin is a the dried seed of a plant related to parsley. It has been used as a spice all over the world for thousands of years. You might be wondering why that is? Personally I think it is delicious, to me it basically tastes like taco seasoning without all the other shit that is typically found in store bought taco seasoning (maltodextrin, Corn starch, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide, and other things I cannot pronounce can be found in different packages of seasoning) There has to be more than that for it to have been used for as long as it has. There is a good amount of research showing promising signs that cumin can assist in fat loss, help with digestive issues, help your skin, and even possibly lower cancer risk.
There was randomized trial of 88 overweight/obese women split into 2 groups. One group was given cumin powder with yogurt, the other just yogurt at 2 meals for a few months. The group that had the cumin powder in theirs showed lower weight, BMI, waistline, and lower cholesterol.
I’ve read several other articles on this and thought it might be worth trying to add this to my weight loss process, at least temporarily. My plan is to add in about a tea spoon of cumin daily for 30 days at the moment and continue tracking my progress. If you’ve been reading my blog, obviously I have changed many other things in my life in the past month or so. So I will not be getting an isolated result of how its working. I still would like to try it and share my experience with you. I will let you know if I’m noticing any differences or getting any weird feelings from it. If it gets really bad I will just listen to my body and stop taking it and let you know.
Please take anything I write or say with a grain of salt, I am not a doctor, scientist, lawyer, or adviser in anyway. I am just a fat dad and husband, with messed up finances working on betting myself everyday. Please consult the appropriate professional before making any changes to your diet, health, or lifestyle in anyway.Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Nov;20(4):297-301. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.10.001. Epub 2014 Oct 13.
Effect of cumin powder on body composition and lipid profile in overweight and obese women.
Zare R1, Heshmati F2, Fallahzadeh H3, Nadjarzadeh A4.
Nutrition and Food Security Research Centre, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Department of Nutrition, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Nutrition and Food Security Research Centre, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran; Department of Nutrition, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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